University Chemistry ›› 2018, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (10): 13-17.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201805045

Special Issue: 大学化学实验课程体系改革

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Cultivation of Students' Scientific Inquiry Ability in Organic Chemistry Laboratory Teaching

Houjin LI*(),Liuping CHEN   

  • Received:2018-05-29 Published:2018-11-01
  • Contact: Houjin LI
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The ability of scientific inquiry is one of the important abilities of undergraduate students. We have been thinking and exploring to cultivate students' scientific research ability in the course of laboratory teaching. In recent years, we had carried out persistently reform and practice to the laboratory teaching content and the teaching method in organic chemistry, for example, introduction to the frontier of scientific research, exploring the abnormal phenomena of the experiment, organization of experiment discussion, and carrying out the extracurricular research experiments. The above measures can greatly stimulate the students' interest in learning. Their abilities to think, observe, analyze and solve problems were fully developed. The students' ability of scientific inquiry had been cultivated in multiple aspects. The above measures have effectively promoted the improvement of teaching quality of organic chemistry laboratory course, and also supported the training objectives of high-quality innovative talents in chemistry.

Key words: Organic chemistry laboratory, Scientific inquiry ability, Teaching method, Teaching quality


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